Author visits are a fantastic way to inspire children to write their own stories and poetry. listening to a Poet bring words to life is a slice of magic, something that is better when shared. If I can stir the imagination and inspire children to write about the things that matter to them, then my job is done!
Many of my virtual performances are for festivals, libraries, schools and other literary organisations. I have performed poetry in many different countries, yet all from the comfort of my home. I am very grateful for the technology we have. It has helped connect us during times where we have perhaps felt the most disconnected.
Virtual Performances always inspire children to create their own work. Stories, poems, raps and illustrations. It's an amazing feeling to receive emails or tweets from schools with pictures of the work pupils have created after listening, reading and watching my poetry. The poetry itself connects us, and we meet each other halfway, in that creative space.
below is a guide to payments for virtual authors visits. This guide reflects the recommendations by 'The Society Of Authors'.
Zoom would be the most preferable platform, however I would be happy to use other platforms i.e Microsoft Teams or Skype if it would suit you better.
• 20 minutes – £50
• 30 minutes – £50-90
• 60 minutes – £75-90
90 minutes - £150-180
Event only to be recorded via mutual agreement.
If the event is recorded for future use the audience should be notified and their/or their parents’ consent gained in advance
• Where the event is recorded, (i) all rights in his/her contribution remain with the author, which will not be edited (ii) the author’s moral rights will be asserted (iii) a digital copy will be provided to the author (iv) the recording is for [school] use only, and may not be publicly broadcast, put up on YouTube or otherwise disseminated without consent